Open Access / Open Access Week / Penn Libraries

Current Open Access Collections Initiatives at the Penn Libraries

Post by Nick Okrent, Coordinator and Librarian for Humanities Collections. Support for Open Access is a core part of The University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ mission.  While other posts in this series discuss international movements, Penn’s Institutional Repository, and other approaches to OA, this post addresses how the Libraries uses its collection budget to invest in … Continue reading

Open Access / Open Access Week / Penn Libraries

Student Views on Cost Barriers to Purchasing Textbooks. Open Access Week Post #4

Textbooks are crucial components to learning in the modern school system. Without a course textbook, it is difficult if not impossible to succeed in a class. Our interest in Open Access led Wanyue and I to look into the accessibility of textbooks and the trending slogan #textbookbroke. Continue reading

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Why pay for what’s free? Finding open access and public domain articles. Open Access Week Post #3

Post by John Mark Ockerbloom, Digital Library Strategist & Metadata Architect (John Ockerbloom is the author of Everybody’s Libraries. You can also follow his insights and work on Open Access via twitter.) It happens to most researchers all too often.  You see a reference or a link to an article that you’d love to read or … Continue reading

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Brill’s Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary

This is the first comprehensive literary-historical online commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English. As the title suggests, this online publication provides a literal translation of the Josephus texts and, through its commentaries, both literary and historical context. Brill’s online Flavius Josephus is an exact reproduction of the print series, containing all volumes … Continue reading